Fender Vintage 1978 NOS Telecaster in Transparent Blonde Finish with Original Hard Shell Case

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Fender Vintage 1978 NOS Telecaster in Transparent Blonde Finish with Original Hard Shell Case

This remarkable Telecaster has to be seen to be believed. We’ve added NOS (New Old Stock) to the description as it was the best way to try and describe this Fender find. This guitar is in incredible condition given it is a 1978. The guitar appears to have be purchased and then simply stored. Examination of the lower edges of the body and the horn show where an extended stay in the case caused the case lining dye to actually seep a bit into the finish of the guitar. Beyond that this ’78 Telecaster is so clean it’s amazing…

The hardware is immaculate, tuning machines, bridge, strap pins, neck plate, input jack, even the original ash tray cover. Each of the afore mentioned might have small indications of pitting, just the nature of being a 44 year old component. The guitars original Fender registration card is with it, it was dated and filled out in 1983. Also included is a 1978 sticker from the legendary Manny’s Music NYC. It’s a safe assumption that the guitar was purchased there and the (used) sticker has remained with is as a keepsake. The pickguard has some swirling surface scrtaches which you can see in the light at certain angles.

This is the among the cleanest vintage guitars we’ve seen. It’s hard to believe this instrument is 44 years old and not a reissue. It’s been freshly set up with 9-42 strings and ships in it’s original 1978 Fender Hard Shell Case.


  • Make: Fender
  • Model: Telecaster
  • Sub-Model: Vintage NOS 1978
  • Year: 1978
  • Finish: Transparent Blonde
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: S 854896
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight: 10 lbs 8 oz
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Finger Board: Maple
  • Neck Radius: 7.25″
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Inlays: Black Dot
  • Nut Width: 1.65″
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Frets: 21 Medium Tall
  • Pickup Config: SS
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Proprietary Single Coil
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White
  • Pots: 1-Volume, 1-Tone
  • Switch: 3-Way Blade Switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Fender 6 In Line F logo Tuners with 70’s Rectangle Heads
  • Bridge: Vintage Telecaster Bridge
  • Knobs: Knurled Chrome Dome
  • String Gauge: 9-42
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


  • Overall Condition: ✯✯✯✯☆
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  • Fretboard: ✯✯✯✯✯
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  • Neck: ✯✯✯✯✯
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  • Headstock Front: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Headstock Back: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Pickups: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Bridge: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Knobs: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Hardware: ✯✯✯✯✯

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Telecaster with Maple Fretboard